Brandon and I headed south last week to the small town of Homer for my show with Lisa Wood at the Bunnell Street Gallery in Homer. This non-profit art center is one of the nicest place to show in the state – well run, a focal point of a very active art community, and a beautiful space. Any Alaskan artist who has ever puzzled over where to show work in the state should consider applying to this gallery. Long drive from Fairbanks, though!
Lisa had an impressive and beautiful body of work for this show. I was happy to not be responsible for filling the gallery myself, and was very impressed at the way the two different kinds of art mixed seamlessly. I completely trust the gallery director Asia Freeman’s choices in how to show art and she did a great job putting together the exhibit.
I particularly liked this wall of tea bowls, prints, and collages.
Although the photos don’t show this, the opening was packed wall-to-wall. It was a beautiful day, Lisa has lived in Homer for many years, and this is a community where people show up. It was fun to see some of my students from the print class I taught in Homer a number of years ago, as well as to meet some people who knew my art from other shows. Really nice, really nice evening.
Gotta love those well fed trash birds. Great looking gulls.
In the 1200 miles between Fairbanks and Homer we saw caribou, moose, brown bears fishing for salmon in the Russian River (right next to fishermen fishing for the same salmon!) otters, seals, eagles, abundant bear sign in our campground on Skilak Lake, and far more troubling than evidence of bears – fresh snow in the mountains from well south of Anchorage all the way to Denali Park. Way too early for that nonsense.